Costco Australia opened their long-awaited Western Australian Store in March 2020.
Vortex Sky Media was asked to cover the opening week, including preparations, progress, the official opening, and the first day of customers streaming in.
Vortex Sky Media incorporated still photography, video as well as aerial photography and video in order to produce internal content for the Costco board meeting at the United States head-office as well as local promotional content around Australia.
Many challenges were successfully overcome including last minute changes due to impending Covid-19 restrictions as well as the operation of a drone within the Perth International Airport Zone.
One of the largest hurdles to overcome was the proximity to the Airport, so the use of a drone had to be authorised by CASA and requiring constant contact with the control tower.